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NASA 2011 Future Forum

NASA 2011 Future Forum

Time: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Event Type: Special Event For Educators Community Event / Festival

Location: William M. Allen Theater

Please note - You must first register to attend the 2011 Future Forum. Registration and more information here.

Through NASA, America Continues to Dream Big: NASA’s future aeronautics, science and exploration missions are grand in scope and bold in stature. These future missions require investments in innovative technology, science and education today.

NASA’s impact on the America's technologies, workforce and economy are based on investments and innovations from the past. Today’s investments in education, science, innovation and space technology will maintain NASA's position on the cutting-edge while stimulating our economy and the global competitiveness.

NASA's missions are a catalyst for the creation of new products and services; new businesses and industries; and high-quality, sustainable jobs while also serving as an inspiration for young people to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and career paths.

Join NASA leadership, technologists, scientists, and engineers along with local business, science, technology, and education leaders as they discuss the future role of NASA in further advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering, education and the economy that benefits your community and the nation.

The Program will feature panel discussions on Innovation, Discovery, National Benefits, and Education, and will feature key speakers from NASA, including:

  • Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator;
  • Joseph Parrish, Deputy Chief Technologist; and
  • Philip McAlister, NASA Director, Commercial Spaceflight Development.

Future Forums are day-long meetings to discuss the role of technology, innovation, science and education in our future space exploration plans and in sustaining economic development here on Earth.

For more information, visit the NASA's 2011 Future Forum site.

 

Forum Schedule:

Keynote: Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator
9 a.m. (arrive by 8:45 a.m. to register)

Session 1: The Importance of Technology and Innovation for Our Economic Future
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. - William M. Allen Theater
Moderated by: Joseph Parrish, NASA Deputy Chief Technologist
Panelists include: Robert Pearce, NASA Aeronautics; Ed Lazowska, University of Washington;
Dr. Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington; Roger Myers, Aerojet
To Register: www.museumofflight.org/event/nasa-2011-future-forum

Session 2: Commercial Space Investments and Benefits for Our Nation
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - William M. Allen Theater
Moderated by: Doug King, The Museum of Flight President and CEO
Panelists include: Philip McAlister, NASA Commercial Spaceflight Development Director;
Peter McGrath, Boeing; Rob Meyerson, Blue Origin; Steve Isakowitz, Virgin Galactic;
Mark Sirangelo, Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems; Gwynne Shotwell, Space X
To Register: www.museumofflight.org/event/nasa-2011-future-forum

Luncheon Speaker:
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Space Gallery
John Elbon, VP and GM, Space Exploration, Defense, Space and Security, Boeing
To Register: www.museumofflight.org/event/nasa-2011-future-forum

A student poster session will be held in the Space Gallery from noon to 4 p.m.
No registration necessary; open to the public - regular Museum admission required

Session 3: A Changing Aerospace Landscape - Entrepreneurs, Innovation and You
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Space Gallery
Moderated by: Eric Anderson, Chairman, Space Adventures
Panelists include: Jason Andrews, Andrews Space; Kurt Clowers Ph.D., MEI Technologies;
Erika Wagner, X PRIZE Foundation; Chris Lewicki, Arkyd Astronautics, Inc.
To Register: No registration necessary; first-come, first-seated; regular Museum admission required